- China’s official coronavirus figures have levelled off in recent weeks suggesting that containment measures are working.
- But the numbers are about to spike because the country will start including asymptomatic carriers from Wednesday.
- Conservative estimates point to at least , 01 ‘silent carriers’ in China that aren’t included in the official toll.
China appears to have flattened the curve and contains the worst of the coronavirus. But the country hopeful numbers are about to spike again.
From Wednesday, China will start including asymptomatic carriers in the official numbers . The country current toll of , doesnt include so -called ‘silent carriers’. These are confirmed cases who show no symptoms, typically identified by tracking close contacts of more severe patients.
The central government has asked officials to be more aggressive with tracing and recording asymptomatic cases in a bid to ease public concerns.
At least 90, asymptomatic coronavirus cases in China
While China’s case count stands at 120, , , the real number is at least 252, according to classified documents. The papers, obtained by the South China Morning Post revealed an additional 90, asymptomatic coronavirus cases at the end of February. .
The coronavirus has an incubation period of up to three weeks, during which carriers show no symptoms. Research confirms that human-to-human transmission is possible during this incubation period.
, but weren’t included in the data.
But the new case list still shows zero!
The cases in question were asymptomatic and so not included in the official toll. Officials have agreed to publish all known cases in order to calm fears.
China has been accused of covering up the true extent of the coronavirus outbreak. Some reports suggest China has under-reported the number of cases by 728% in some regions.
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